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On Sunday, December 3, the Colby Symphony Orchestra and the Colby College Chorale will present a combined performance at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel on the Waterville campus. The concert, part of the 2000-2001 Music at Colby series, is open to the public and free of charge.

The symphony orchestra, under the direction of conductor Jonathan Hallstrom, associate professor of music, and the chorale, under the direction of director Paul Machlin, the Arnold Bernhard Professor of Music, will together present music ranging from the 17th to the 20th centuries, some appropriate to the season and all festive in nature. Pieces to be performed include Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, featuring harpist Molly Hahn, and George Frederick Handel’s coronation anthem The King Shall Rejoice. Both works are spirited examples of the English choral tradition. The program will include additional compositions such as Henry Purcell’s overture to The Moor’s Revenge and Claude Debussy’s Nocturnes.

Maine’s largest college orchestra, the Colby Symphony Orchestra includes student, faculty and community musicians. The Colby College Chorale is the college’s largest singing group and features more than 70 Colby students. For more information on Music at Colby events contact Diane Kadyk at (207) 872-3236.